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Civil War soldier’s gravestone discovered, may offer vital clue to long-lost African-American cemetery

Friday 21:51 GMT

Archaeologists in Delaware have discovered the gravestone of a Civil War soldier that may provide a vital clue in uncovering a long-lost African-American cemetery.

CIVIL WAR POWS’ TRAUMA SHORTENED THEIR SONS’ LIFESPANS, STARTLING NEW RESEARCH SAYS. The unit lost 150 soldiers during the Civil War – two officers and 35 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 113 enlisted men died from disease, according to the National Park Service.

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Source: DW

Burundi rejects AU's troop pullout decision

Friday 16:20 GMT

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the pullout of 1,000 Burundian troops from the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) before the end of the month.

Since 2007, Burundi soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice, and I assure the people of Burundi, your soldiers' sacrifice will not go in vain," he said. "I thank the government and people of this great nation for your pan-Africanism to help your fellow African brothers and sisters in Somalia.

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US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues Army contractor who employed bomber

Friday 17:15 GMT

A U.S. soldier who suffered serious brain injuries and shrapnel wounds to his chest in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan is now suing the American defense contractor that employed the bomber.

“Fluor's negligent supervision of the bomber enabled the bomber's attack against the Army,” said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenville, South Carolina, one of Fluor's U.S. locations. It added that “Fluor well knew that in Afghanistan, and on American military bases, in particular, suicide bombers were a constant and dire threat.”


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